Monday, May 21, 2007

Nerd News in Brief

Apparently, there's some sort of Low-Fat Crunchy Peanut Butter shortage in upstate South Carolina.

No, I'm not making that shit up.

Ever since that whole Salmonella scare, the supplies have been dwindling. Now it appears as though they've all but dried up.

I'm a simple man, but my peanut butter needs are quite explicit. As such, I find this totally unacceptable.

While I try to find a reliable online peanut butter merchant, please enjoy the Nerd News in Brief.

  • No known cure: In my opinion, there's no better way to start the day than with a heaping helping of musical whoop-ass. Today's serving come compliments of the Mythril Nazgul (AKA: myf). The track is called “The Contagious,” and it is. Ye gods, it is!
  • Double-damn!: Another week, another big announcement from the ZeaLouS1 camp. The guys just dropped the knowledge that the headliner for their super show at the San Diego Sports Bar on the 26th of July will be none other than YTCracker. As if Z1 and Comic-Con weren't valid enough reasons for your attendance!
  • And my lovely wife Camille: My man dimension recently shared this little nugget over at the Rhyme Torrents boards; it's a blurb about Bill Cosby's pro-nerd commencement address at a recent graduation ceremony at Carnegie Mellon University. It's nice to hear the Coz dropping some uplifting knowledge of the nerdy persuasion.
  • Leave me alone: And Bill ain't the only cat preaching the geek gospel; Psychology Today also recently concluded that being a loner may not be such a bad thing. “Loners often hear from well-meaning peers that they need to be more social, but the implication that they're merely black-and-white opposites of their bubbly peers misses the point.” Eat that, well-adjusted society!
  • “The red Kryptonite makes me go crazy.”: Ill-content to let me sit here un-amused, my man Church recently reminded me that the cat who does those “I'm a Marvel / And I'm a DC” parodies has ramped up production. If you haven't checked ‘em out in a couple of weeks, then you're a bit behind the times.
  • Two-timer!: And obviously ill-content with my accolades (I keed! I keed!), Church got a shout-out for calling to the attention of Boing-Boingers everywhere the excellent work Bucknell University's Professor Eric Faden. Prof F cut a fantastic video mash-up entitled “A Fair(y) Use Tale” that slaps together tiny slivers of Disney dialogue to “spell out an articulate, funny, and thoroughly educational lesson on how copyright works.” For the uninitiated, I've included it below.


ChurchHatesTucker said...

I like that myf track, but doesn't there seem to be an inordinate number of nerdcore songs about being sick?

Z. said...

We have a weakened immune system, Church! It only makes sense. ;)

antisoc said...

Good to see some pro-nerd propaganda finally. Take that Vonage!